Poughkeepsie, New York Renews Environmental Contract with Veolia

The City of Poughkeepsie has renewed an agreement with Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management, to continue managing and operating its wastewater system under a 10-year contract.  Spanning more than 35 years, this environmental partnership has delivered an exceptional record of compliance and safety, while generating millions in savings for the community.

Since 1980, Veolia North America has managed the wastewater system and facilities for the City of Poughkeepsie, which serves a population of approximately 45,000.  Under this renewed 10-year public-private partnership, Veolia will operate, maintain and manage (O&M) the city’s 10-million-gallons-per-day (MGD) activated sludge wastewater treatment plant, 10 pump stations, biosolids management, Industrial Pretreatment Program, sludge disposal and stormwater management.  Veolia will also provide capital support for upgrades to the city’s wastewater treatment plant and pump stations to improve efficiencies and yield additional savings. 

“Through this partnership with Veolia, the city has reduced odor complaints by 85 percent, while maintaining an outstanding record of regulatory compliance – helping to protect the environment and ensure the safety of the community and its citizens,” said Joseph Chenier, assistant civil engineer for the City of Poughkeepsie.